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Excellent rescue on Vail Mountain

Jim and Mary Grizzard
Vail, CO, Colorado

Kudos to the Vail Ski Patrol for their excellent job in evacuating a critically injured skier off the slopes Feb. 4. This young man suffered three spinal fractures, from T10 to L1,and while we haven’t heard the details of his evacuation, obviously it was a stellar operation, as he arrived at the hospital with spinal cord intact and is expected to make a full recovery.

Friends and family are already taking the doctor’s advice: “You need to thank God every day for the rest of your life that you’re not paralyzed!” We also would like to thank the human element who were involved, as well! You guys did a great job.

Jim and Mary Grizzard Cheyenne, Wyo.

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